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A Pazos San Jose Weekend Fluent in Spanish, English
Available for birding outings during weekends. I live in the San Juan Metro area, right across the bay from the port, in the town of Toa Baja. Most of my birding is done along the best birding sites on the north coast. I am also available for birding the southwest corner of the island, which has some of the most beautiful birding sites. I am heavily involved with Sociedad Ornitologica Puertorriquena, the only local birding club. Specialties: Puerto Rico and Caribbean endemics.

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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
G Lugo Barceloneta Anytime Español, English
Fulltime birdwatching guide. Since I live in the north-central coast of Puerto Rico (close to San Juan), I can guide you to the best places for birding all over the island: forests, rain forest, dry forest, coasts, mountains, salt flats, marshes, ponds and grasslands, north, south, central, east, west with just one objective: give you the best experience enjoing our beautiful birds. Excellent knowledge of Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Migratory birds. I'm available for groups and photographers too.

Birder Friendly Lodging

El Yunque Bed & Breakfast Puerto Rico

Anytime English
We have tons of birders staying with us all the time.


  El Yunque Bed & Breakfast Puerto Rico Rio Grande, El Yunque Anytime English
  The El Yunque Rainforest Inn is not your typical bed and breakfast. You will enjoy your own villa with two bedrooms, living room, private porches & more. They're like vacation rental homes, and our breakfasts are the best vegetarian breakfasts in Puerto Rico. Area: El Yunque's Rainforest Inn is only a 45 minute drive from the airport. We are also only 15 minutes from Luquillo Beach. Our location is ideally between San Juan and Fajardo. Very close to El Portal the main entrance of the El Yunque rain forest. There are many local restaurants and both the new Hotel Paridisus at Coco Beach and the larger El Conquistador Hotel with night clubs and golf courses are nearby.

Area Birds:
Red Tailed Hawk (Guaraguao)
Mangrove Cuckoo
Puerto Rican Lizard-Cuckoo (Coccyzus vieilloti)
Puerto Rican Woodpecker
Scaly-naped Pigeon (Patagioenas squamosa)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Green Mango: [Anthracothorax viridis] hummingbird
Puerto Rican Emerald
Puerto Rican Tody (San Pedrito)
Gray Kingbird
Pearly-Eyed Thrasher
Red legged Thrush
Bananaquit (Coereba flaveola)
Cape May Warbler
Black Throated blue warbler
Black-Cowled Oriole
Shiny Cowbird
Striped Headed Tanager
Antillean Euphonea
Indigo Bunting
Black-faced Grassquit (Tiaris bicolor)
Black Whiskered Vireo
Pin Tailed Whyoah
Greater Antillean Oriole
Puerto Ricon Bull Finch
Puerto Rican Fly Catcher
Great White Egret (Casnerodius albus)
Black-and-White Warbler (mariatilta varia)
American Redstart (sectophaga runticilla)
Northern Parula (Parula americana)
Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus)
Puerto Rican Tanager (Nesospingus speculiferus)
Puerto Rican Screech Owl (otus nudipes)
White-crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephala)
El Yunque Rainforest Inn email Bill & Renée Humphrey: info(at) direct line: (787) 378-6190 or toll free at 1 (800) 672-4992 8 am to 8 pm EST (New York)

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